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Module Title LC Business Communication Skills A
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 08 33949
Module Lead Rob Fleming
Level Certificate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-4 hours
Project supervision-4 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-40 hours
Guided independent study-52 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description Confident and proficient English skills are vital to ensure progression and this module provides academic English development in a number of key areas at B2 level of the CEFR framework, namely the ability to use English effectively and concisely to communicate orally and in writing. Using small group teaching, students will practise techniques for improving their academic listening skills; they will develop their ability to read relevant technical articles supplied by the department and using these articles they will increase their speaking and writing skills through small group discussion and the practice of academic writing techniques to summarise these articles.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Communicate orally with confidence and participate effectively in a small group, using appropriate English;
  • Present the findings of the group-work discussion orally in a presentation to an audience and make recommendation/offer solutions where relevant;
  • Reflect on the successes and challenges of group work.
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:
Learning Portfolio (2000 words) - 80%;
Group Presentation - 20%.

Learning Portfolio (100%)
Reading List